Skylake CPU can eliminate some zero-on-zero writes

By: Travis Downs (travis.downs.delete@this.gmail.com), May 13, 2020 3:09 pm
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Kind of a weird finding:

https://travisdowns.github.io/blog/2020/05/13/intel-zero-opt.html

Skylake client CPUs can eliminate some writes where the whole cache before and after the writes is zero. I don't find an effect for earlier CPUs, nor for Skylake-SP/X.
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